Device Compatibility

Updated 2 weeks ago by Bill Cullen

The Sphero Edu platform works on almost any device through our mobile app (iOS, Android, Kindle), desktop app (Windows, Mac, Chrome) or website. Some platforms don't support all robots and features so please review the table below.

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SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY Mobile App Desktop App Web Notes
System Requirements: The minimum operating system or device for each platform iOS9+
Android 5+
Fire 2015, HD 6-7-8-10, HDX 8.9
Windows 10.0.16299.0+
ChromeOS 50+
MacOS 10.12+
Chrome
Safari
Firefox
Edge / IE
Windows App: Requires 64-bit architecture and 4GB of memory. Schools using mass device syndication can use the "Bulk Download" link
ROBOT FUNCTIONALITY Mobile App Desktop App Web Notes
Write Programs: Write a program with the Draw, Blocks, or Text (JavaScript) options
Run Programs: Execute a program over Bluetooth Windows App: Not Compatible Sphero 2.0 / SPRK
Driving: Free drive a robot over Bluetooth Windows App: Not Compatible Sphero 2.0 / SPRK
Firmware Updates: Update the code that runs on a robot. Required 1-2x per year Windows App: Only on SPRK+, BB-8, Ollie
Mac/Chrome Apps: Only on SPRK+, Sphero SPRK, Sphero 2.0, Ollie, BB-8
Live Sensor Data: View real-time sensor data while a program runs
Archive Sensor Data: Review archive sensor data after a program runs
Offline Mode: View and edit programs without an internet connection
Camera Recording: Record video or photos of a program it runs
ACTIVTIES Mobile App Desktop App Web Notes
Activity Content: Step-by-step lessons and challenges for learning to code and hands-on projects
Activity Management: Assign Activities to a class and review student progress in real-time
Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish (LatAm), Spanish, Swedish
Activity Authoring: Create and publish your own Activities in the authoring tool
Class Setup: First time class and roster setup for native accounts, Clever, and Google Classroom
ROBOT COMPATIBILITY Mobile App Desktop App Web Notes
Sphero BOLT (2018)
Sphero SPRK+ (2016)
Sphero Mini (2017)
Sphero 2.0 / SPRK (2013 / 2015) Windows App: Not Compatible Sphero 2.0 / SPRK
Ollie (2014)
BB-8 (2015)
BB-9E (2017)
R2-D2 (2017)
R2-Q5 (2017)
Sphero Original (2012)
ForceBand (2016)
Lightning McQeen (2017)
Spider-Man (2017) __________ __________________ ____________________ _________________ _______ _____________________________________________


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